Executive Chef Andrea Cavaliere prepares a share seafood platter for two for $38 that include oysters mignonette, cured salmon, and octopus ceviche. His wood roasted turbot for two is $58. There is also a double chocolate tart with wild berries for two for $15. 8764 Melrose Ave. (310)432-2000.
Romantic Dining at The Peninsula
Normally reserved only for hotel guests, the poolside cabanas are available for Valentine’s Day. Outfitted with iPod stations and heaters, they offer wonderful views of the sparkling city lights. Treat your loved one to monogrammed napkins, a centerpiece of red roses, an exquisite four course meal, after dinner petit fours and a live music by a strolling Jazz guitarist. Reservations are from 5 to 10 p.m. It’s $375 per couple. The Roof Garden restaurant is hosting a Valentine’s dinner for $68 per person that includes a red rose, three-course gourmet dinner, and strolling Jazz guitarist from to 10 p.m. The menu includes a salad with pink champagne gastrique, lobster ceviche with Tobiko caviar and grilled Kobe flatiron with barrel aged house steak sauce or Loup de Mer prepared Asian style. Share a chocolate fondue with exotic fruit and housemade marshmallows with petit fours. Another dining option is the fine dining restaurant The Belvedere at$145 per person. 9882 S Santa Monica Blvd. (310)551-2888.
Valentine’s Day at the Beach
Enjoy a romantic Seaside Love Potion package at The Georgian Hotel in Santa Monica now through March 2, 2014. Start with a one-night stay in a glamorous suite, a chef-selected candle-lit dinner for two on the Veranda, and one night in a glamorous suite with a DVD of the classic romance movie, No Man of Her Own. Watch the movie while enjoying a special in room Love Potion Cocktail Kit, which consists of a delicious vodka concoction that guests can assemble at just the right moment. The package starts at $399 nightly. Tax, gratuity and parking are extra. 1415 Ocean Ave. (800)538-8147.
Tucked away in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains escape reality by enjoying a romantic weekend getaway package that includes a couple’s treatment in the 40,000 sq.-ft. spa, and variety of special dining options. To complete the romantic ambiance, the hotel will be turning their signature waterfall pink in celebration of the holiday. The Romance package includes luxurious, plush accommodation with house-made chocolate truffles and a bottle of wine upon arrival. The package also includes a $150 dining credit per night, encouraging guests to enjoy a leisurely breakfast in bed, fireside cocktails at the outdoor lounge, or indulge in a romantic dinner for two in the Lobby Lounge or ONYX. Rates start at $494 a night for Valentine’s Day weekend. On Friday, February 14, 2014, Executive Chef Alexander La Motte will present a three-course “His and Her” sweetheart dinner at $95 per person with optional wine. 2 Dole Dr. (818)575-3000
Sunset Marquis’ SPA in West Hollywood
Come enjoy a 60-minute aromatherapy massage with champagne and chocolate covered strawberries for $150 per person. This can be enjoyed in a couples massage or alone. They also are offering a luxurious one night accommodations in a Deluxe Villa for two guests with an 80 minute couples massage with champagne and chocolate covered strawberries, and two $25 breakfast vouchers that may be applied toward Sunday Brunch, and two free Sunset Marquis signature drinks and complimentary valet parking for one vehicle starting at $850 per night. The packages are available February 10 through February 16 or a gift card can be purchased for use at a later date. 1200 Alta Loma Rd. (310)657-1333.